Jahna Cedar OAM

Executive Director, IPS Management Consultants

2022 Western Australia Award Winner

Jahna Cedar OAM is a Nyiyaparli woman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia and is recognised as a strong Indigenous community leader. She has worked for over 20 years advocating for equal rights and reconciliation of Indigenous people and has represented Indigenous Australia at the United Nations in New York, on three occasions.

In 2012, Jahna was the youngest person to be elected into the West Australian International Women’s Day Hall of Fame and in 2017 proudly won Business news 40 under 40, First amongst equals. Jahna was also awarded Telstra Businesswoman Awards WA – For Purpose and Social Enterprise Winner in 2017 and enjoys speaking at various events on issues of social justice, Indigenous rights and business management.

Jahna is the Executive Director Indigenous Advisory, policy, research and evaluation with IPS Management Consultants and sits on numerous boards, as a way of giving back to community.